It’s Radiologic Technology Week!
Thank you to all of the radiologic technologists for everything you do at Michigan Medicine! Your front-line efforts have helped the organization provide high-level care throughout the pandemic.
In honor of National Radiologic Technology Week, here are a few things you may not know about the job these talented colleagues carry out every day:
- Radiologic technologists make up the third-largest group of health care professionals — surpassed in number only by physicians and nurses.
- A primary responsibility of many technologists is to create images of patients’ bodies using medical equipment. This helps doctors diagnose and treat diseases and injuries.
- Specialties included x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, fluoroscopy or sonography
- Some techs also help physicians perform procedures — such as angioplasty or stent insertion — to treat heart and blood vessel diseases without surgery.